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Marijuana Pays For Schools In Colorado — Kind Of — But How Will It Help Maine?

Colorado legalized recreational pot in 2012. Maine and four other states will vote on if to legalize it in November. We look at who's making money on pot in Colorado and who could benefit in Maine.
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Louisiana Flooding Swamps Agriculture

When deadly flooding rains swamped southern Louisiana last month, it destroyed lives and property. And it also caused millions of dollars of damage to the state's agriculture industry.
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Now In Hillary's Corner, Businessman Mark Cuban Offers Up Debate Tips

Mark Cuban started out agnostic in the 2016 presidential race. He tells Scott Simon how he ended up stumping for Hillary Clinton, and how he thinks Clinton can get the better of Trump in the debates.
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Judge Rules That Construction Can Proceed On Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe had sought a temporary stop to work on the pipeline. But after the ruling, three U.S. agencies said work would halt in an area particularly sensitive to the tribe.
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VW Engineer Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Violate U.S. Clean Air Act

Longtime VW employee James Robert Liang worked for the carmaker in Germany and in the U.S., where he helped bring a troubled diesel engine to market.
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WATCH: Bristol Motor Speedway Transformed Into Vast Football Stadium

On Saturday, Tennessee and Virginia Tech will meet at the speedway for a game before an anticipated 150,000 fans — an all-time record for college football. The racetrack had just a few weeks to prep.
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Tray Tables Stowed, Seat Backs Upright — And Galaxy Note 7s Off, Please

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone not to turn their phones on or charge them during flights — and not to put the devices in checked bags, either.
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Hot New Metal Credit Card Comes With A $450 Annual Fee

The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is so popular that the company ran out of alloy. So for the moment, new customers are getting super trendy metal cards that are made of plastic.
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Wells Fargo Fires 5,000 Employees Over Fake Accounts

Wells Fargo Bank is to pay $185 million in penalties after thousands of workers were found to have earned bonuses by illegally creating accounts for customers without their knowledge.
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What Keeps Poor Farmers Poor?

The simple answer is a lack of money: no money to expand their fields or use the latest seeds and technology. But economists have a more complicated theory. Perhaps, farmers face too much risk.

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